I’m really not a Spurs fan but watching them play is fascinating.
(By the way, I’m not a sports analyst so don’t consider this as a Finals analysis of some sort. :))
Here are a few lessons I’ve gleaned from watching them play.
You don’t see finger pointing, muscle flexing or raising the roof type of reaction after a play.
Coach Pop has been able to harness skill and at the same time temper any ego that might flare up.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)
Since Tim Duncan 17 years ago, they have had no first round draft pick.
Manu Ginobili was pick no. 55.
Patty Mills was pick number 55.
Danny Green was pick number 46.
Tony Parker was pick number 26.
Kawhi Leonard was pick number 15 and then traded by Indiana Pacers.
No superstars and yet when they come together, they make beautiful music like an orchestra.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. (Ecc. 4:9)
But now there are many members, yet but one body. (1 Cor. 12:20)
This teamwork has been fueled by loyalty. You see players who have stayed with the team for years and years. They’ve built the team from ground up and not bought contracts of superstars from other teams.
Because humility and teamwork were in play, focus was on the right direction – not towards self or even on one guy.
It doesn’t matter who gets the credit as long as the job gets done.
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. (Proverbs 4:25)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.
PS. Feel free to add to the list of lessons learned in the comments section below if you wish.